In this file photo taken on August 22, 2013, a general view shows the Zawiya oil installation in Zawiya. AFP / Mahmud TURKIA
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Clashes between rival groups in Libya's key oil export ports have caused output to drop by nearly half, the head of the National Oil Company said Wednesday.Monday, the NOC said fires caused by the clashes destroyed two crude tanks – reducing storage capacity at the Ras Lanouf terminal by 400,000 barrels.Libya's economy relies heavily on oil, with production at 1.6 million barrels per day under Gadhafi.His NATO-backed 2011 ouster saw production fall to about 20 percent of that level, before recovering to more than 1 million barrels per day by the end of 2017 .
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